News Archive, Month: December 2017

Fitness boost for Team Bath customers

The Team Bath guide to getting fit in 2018

30 December 2017

New Year brings new resolutions, so if your goal for 2018 is to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle then our Team Bath Fitness team have some advice for everyone thinking of hitting the gym in January. Come up with a long-term goal. It is very useful to have a target in mind that you would like to achieve, whether it's losing weight or running a 10k race. Think about where you would like to...

Hockey player and Sports Performance student Tim Nurse is receiving a King Sporting Scholarship for 2017-18

Sporting scholar Tim Nurse ready to take next steps towards Olympic ambition with GB Hockey in 2018

28 December 2017

Having gained his first Great Britain international hockey experience and won a major award during 2017, University of Bath student Tim Nurse is ready to continue both his sporting and academic education in the new year. The highly-rated 18-year-old will fly out to Portugal on January 2 for a four-day warm-weather training camp in Lisbon with the GB Men’s Elite Development Programme, a new scheme aimed at developing medal-winning Olympians of the future. It is...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

Season’s greetings from all of us at Team Bath

23 December 2017

Merry Christmas to all the customers, students, athletes and staff who have continued to make the University of Bath Sports Training Village such an inspirational and vibrant place to play, train, compete and improve during 2017. The STV closes at 4pm today (Saturday) but, for those of you looking to work off the Christmas calories, we will be open between 9am and 4pm every day from Wednesday 27th through to New Year's Eve inclusive. We will be shut on New Year's Day but...

World Cup debut boosts Winter Olympic hopes but Madelaine Smith is just “enjoying every minute” of skeleton progress

22 December 2017

As a personal trainer in the Team Bath Gym, Madelaine Smith is no stranger to helping people achieve their goals. Now she could fulfill a major sporting ambition of her own in the new year after putting herself in the mix for Team GB selection for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Smith is a rising star of the hugely-successful British Skeleton programme, based at the University of Bath, and has made rapid progress since...

Students identified as having Olympic potential as Pentathlon GB name performance athletes for 2018

20 December 2017

University of Bath students Charlie Follett, Bradley Sutton (pictured) and Jess Varley have all been added to Pentathlon GB’s World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2018. The trio – who study Psychology, Sports Performance and Natural Sciences respectively – are among ten athletes on the Podium Potential programme who have been identified as having the potential to win medals at major international events. Joanna Muir, Georgina Summers, Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis are...

The BUCS season so far – plenty of promise for student sport clubs going into 2018

20 December 2017

As we head into the Christmas break, SU Bath Sport Officer Will Galloway and BUCS Performance Officer Sophie Thomas provide a sport-by-sport review of an exciting first half of the 2017-18 British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] season for University of Bath students… American Football: Despite introducing a rookies league into their weekly training in an attempt to get more people playing sooner, the team have sadly fallen in all their battles so far this...

Team Bath Arena hosts successful Table Tennis England Grand Prix event

19 December 2017

More than 200 players from across the country were in action when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the fourth Table Tennis England Grand Prix event of 2017-18. A busy weekend in the Team Bath Arena saw Sam Mabey beat Matt Leete 11-6 11-8 11-18 in the men’s singles final, while Hannah Hicks (pictured) retained her women’s singles title with a 11-6 11-8 11-7 victory over Patricia Ianau. Leete overcame his disappointment in...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Golden double for Anna Hopkin as University of Bath-based swimmers impress at Swim England National Winter Champs

18 December 2017

Student Anna Hopkin claimed two national titles as University of Bath-based swimmers won 11 medals at the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who is also supported by a Thompson Education Trust sporting scholarship, was the first English swimmer home in both the 50m and 100m freestyle, clocking rapid times of 25.33 and 54.76 – a personal best – respectively. Hopkin, who represented GB at the World University Games this...

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